Real Name: Theo
Location: Middle Earth. (New Zealand)
Joined Starbase 118: 239311.22 (November 22, 2016)
Favourite Colour: PURPLE!
Favourite TV shows: Star Trek (naturally), Stargate SG-1, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who
Favourite Films: Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars
Other things I enjoy: Reading, Scouts, History (especially Classical History), Being weird
Other fun things/Works in progress
Awards and Service Ribbons
|Awards and Commendations|
|Neelix Award||239506.25||This person's presence on Discord isn't just an excuse to hop aboard the (two hour!) pun train. The nominations spoke of their willingness to help other simmers, offering advice and feedback on ideas and prose, and being an inspiration and all round ray of sunshine to anyone they chat with. A delight to chat with, fun to brainstorm with, and a joy to write with, Tasha MacFarlane more than deserving of an award that recognises out-of-character devotion to simming.
|Scotty Cross||Like the Q Award, the Scotty Cross recognises creativity in simming -- this time in resolving plot dilemmas. More than once, I've had a smile put on my face by the methods Tasha MacFarlane conjures up (or switches off, in one particular example!) in order to solve a problem, and from the nominations I know that I'm not the only one. I look forward to seeing how her out-of-the-box thinking will present itself in future.
|Sheathed Sword||There were a huge number of nominations for this award, no doubt spurred on by the quality of the sims surrounding the event and the recovery that followed. Tasha MacFarlane experienced a truly life-changing injury, but it was the sims and stories that followed that really cemented her as deserving of this award. From the physical recovery of the injury itself, phantom pains and counselling sessions, as well as learning to adapt and use a cybernetic limb, she's undergone an affecting and continuing journey toward acceptance and recovery.
|Phoenix Award||239607.01||A miracle worker indeed! The winner of this year's Phoenix Award writes an engineer who is as ingenious as she is enthusiastic, using her engineering know-how to solve desperate situations, such as shutting down a breaching warp core, to spending her free time building a shuttle — from scratch! — to satisfy her own curiosity and personal goals.
Engineering can be a tricky department to play, and it's not always easy to find a way to contribute to the plot without first breaking something. Tasha adroitly manages to do just that, finding all kinds of different ways to use her character's skills to do bring something new and interesting to our stories. We've seen her tinker with the artificial gravity to protect her team from advancing assailants, and most recently, create an incredible holographic disguise for the Gorkon's bridge and crew while they were masquerading as pirates. She has a deft touch, and it's always entertaining to see what she's doing to do next.
For all of that, and more, I am delighted to be present Tasha MacFarlane with the Phoenix Award. Congratulations, Theo!
|Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon||239311.22||Starfleet Academy||Sal Taybrim||Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.|
|Orion Syndicate Service Medal||239401.21||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: In recognition that the Orion Syndicate is once again a serious and credible threat to the safety and security of Federation citizens, Starfleet has authorised the creation of new service ribbons to honour those who combat their criminal activities. ::She paused.:: The Gorkon crew is thereby awarded the War of Shadows Ribbon, and the Orion Syndicate Ribbon.|
|War of Shadows Ribbon|
|Captain's Commendation||239409.10||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: The bomb itself was not a solo device, but had a partner that had not been detonated. The risk to life was extreme, and it was through the actions of two officers that the bomb was safely defused with no additional injuries. Lieutenant Commander Alerta Millis and Ensign Tasha MacFarlane displayed incredible grace under pressure, performing their duties in an exemplary fashion. For this reason, I am proud to award them the Captain's Commendation.|
|Explorer's Ribbon||Reynolds: Our mission to Leutra IV was one of science and investigation, but I cannot imagine that any of us could have anticipated the wonder and secrets that the planet held below its surface. For bringing these mysteries to light for further investigation, and for ensuring a peaceful first encounter with the sentient inhabitants of the planet, Starfleet awards the Explorer's Ribbon and the First Contact ribbon to the whole crew of the USS Gorkon.|
|First Contact Ribbon|
|Explorer's Ribbon||239412.14||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: I'm going to keep this short, and a little informal. We had a hell of a time in the Roman Expanse, but I did come out of it reminded how fortunate I am to work with such remarkable people; clever, brave and dedicated. Starfleet's way of thanking people for going above and beyond is in the form of service ribbons, so I have a few to award tonight. ::She paused to gather her thoughts, recalling list of ribbons she had to award.:: First of all, we made some incredible discoveries during our time inside the Expanse. We met two new species, and brought information back from the heart of the nebula that I'm sure scientists will be pouring over for years. So I'm pleased to announce that everyone will be receiving the Explorer's Ribbon.|
|Prisoner of War Ribbon||Reynolds: Regrettably, in missions where there are citations for gallantry, there are often people who've suffered harm in the line of duty. Ensign Burke, Petty Officer Liss; Starfleet honours your service and sacrifice with a Purple Heart. Ensign MacFarlane, we honour you with the Prisoner of War ribbon.|
|Innovation Ribbon||239504.01||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: A number of individuals also showed just how brilliant Starfleet officers can be, using their brains, rather their brawn, to bring about the successful rescue of the Starbase's population. Ensign Sienelis, I'm pleased to award you the Captain's Commendation. Ensign MacFarlane and… uh… ::she flushed a little pink, unable to quite hide her embarrassment,:: ...myself… are awarded the Innovation Ribbon for the clever application of technology to resolve a dangerous situation.|
|Purple Heart||Reynolds: Unfortunately, the danger of the mission did mean that there were injuries. Ensigns MacFarlane, Burke and Sienelis, Starfleet honours your bravery and sacrifice by awarding you the Purple Heart.|
|Orion Syndicate Service Medal||Reynolds: I do have some service ribbons to award. First, due to the presence of the Syndicate aboard the station, everyone on the away teams is awarded the Orion Syndicate Service Medal. It's unfortunate that we keep running into them, but you all did yourselves proud.|
|Good Conduct Ribbon||239508.11||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: Lieutenant Commander Reynolds, Lieutenant Junior Grades Marshall and MacFarlane, Ensigns Smith and Lanta, you too showed honour and valour in the line of duty, supporting Lieutenant zh'Aella's team in securing the warbird's bridge. As such, we present you with the Good Conduct Ribbon in recognition of your actions that day.|
|Prisoner of War Ribbon||239601.28||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: I'm sorry for interrupting the dancing. I have a few presentations and announcements to make, and then I'll let you all get back to your evening. ::She paused, and then ploughed ahead.:: First, I have some service ribbons to present as a result of our encounter with Lladre. All Starfleet crew are to receive the Prisoner of War ribbon; though it was through some very unusual means, we were all held captive while she tried to accomplish her goals.|
Links I Need Often
|Insignia||Rank||Portrait||Character Name||Gender and Species||Current Position||Current Posting|
|Lieutenant||Tasha MacFarlane||Human Female||Chief Engineer||USS Gorkon|
|Petty Officer Third Class||Dannak||Xindi-Arboreal Male||Repair Technician||USS Gorkon|
|Senior Chief Petty Officer||Kolrom||Xindi-Reptilian Male||Weapons and Explosives Specialist/Chemist||USS Gorkon|
|Ensign||Okira Keretene||Human Male||Science Officer||USS Gorkon|
|Cadet||Nicholas MacFarlane||Human Male||Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|Ensign||Jhyrazhao sh’Kavhilji||Aenar Shen||Diplomatic Advisor||USS Gorkon|
|Chief Petty Officer||K'Trau||Caitian Female||Quartermistress||USS Gorkon|
|Former Centurion||Tardek N'Gelai||Romulan Male||Doctor and Virologist||Location Unknown|